Space art is a term that refers to artistic imagery that depicts
outer space: solar systems, stars, nebulae, planets, galaxies
and other space matter of the universe.
Space art dates back to 1865 when Emile Bayard and A. de Neuvill illustrated
Jules Verne's novel, "From
the Earth to the Moon". Those were the first space illustrations based on scientific facts.
Later, Chesley Bonestell's
(aka Father of Modern Space Art) realistic space renderings
proved to be of major influence in the field. However, it was first after the launch
of Sputnik in 1957 that space art and astronomical illustration really took off. Popular
books like Arthur C. Clarke's
"Exploration of Space" also helped promote the genre.
Space pictures in this gallery show my imaginary depictions of the matter outside of
planet Earth. I use a variety of techniques and digital tools, both 2D and 3D, to create
the pictures. Below is a video with my artwork that also contains music by Anosphere.